marimekko art poster | 50 x 70 cm
These marimekko art posters are printed on high-quality 170 g/m² un coated matte paper.
The poster is perfectly packed in a special anniversary box to commemorate marimekko's 70 years of printmaking.
Adorn your walls with classic Finnish design and best part is you can early pop the poster into an ikea frame and voila ready to hang and admire.
Two young bobcats are frolicking in the dusk – perhaps they are almost full-grown siblings. With their spots and tufted ears, these inhabitants of the northern forests are truly captivating creatures. Aino-Maija Metsola painted the Ilves (bobcat) pattern onto paper with brush and ink.
The Marikylä (Mari village) pattern depicts a village of love and happiness, where you can bump into your favorite horse lounging on a flower meadow or climb up a hill to have a bag lunch with friends. It is a place to go to, something to snuggle into, or someone to hug. Love, caring, being together and the right to be who you are. That’s what happiness is made of.
Throughout her career, Maija Isola was both a print designer and a painter, and she often used the same motif in a painting as well as a fabric pattern. A good example is the pair of cats in the Kaksoset (twins) pattern, which appears in an almost identical form in a gouache painted by Isola.
The Karhuemo (mother bear) pattern is based on a plant-themed sketch made by Aino-Maija Metsola for the Ruudut (squares) print created in collaboration between four designers for Marimekko’s spring collection for 2021, the year of the company’s 70th anniversary. Among the flowers and leaves in the original sketch, Aino-Maija added a bear with its cub. The ground is rumbling under the galloping mother bear, while the baby has reared on its hind legs to observe the land.
While travelling in Greece in the early 1960s, Maija Isola got inspired by the movement of water and depicted it in several fabric prints, including Seireeni (siren) from 1964. Named after the mythological sirens, the pattern also reflects the enchanting singing that lured sailors into dangerous waters.
The idea for the Lokki (seagull) pattern came to Maija Isola when she was looking at a window with a curtain drawn across it. The sun was shining, and the wide folds of the curtain formed wavy shadows on the fabric. Maija had a sudden inspiration: if a fabric is printed with waves, even a small piece of such fabric appears abundant, richly folded.